Archaeomineralogy / George R. Rapp.

Author
Rapp, George Robert, 1930- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2002.
Description
xi, 326 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

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Series
Natural science in archaeology [More in this series]
Summary note
"This book presents a systematic look at the utilization of rock and mineral materials from prehistoric times through the 17th century ACE. The coverage is nearly world-wide and gives more than 800 references. Among the numerous illustrations are maps showing the location of major rock, mineral, and ore deposits, as well as photos and drawings of minerals, artifacts, statues, and large structures. Major portions of this book are based on 34 years of experience the author has doing geoarchaeology, archaeomineralogy, and archaeometallurgy in more than a dozen countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Properties of Minerals
  • 3. Exploitation of Mineral and Rock Raw Materials
  • 4. Lithic Materials
  • 5. Gemstones, Seal Stones, and Ceremonial Stones
  • 6. Soft Stones and Other Carvable Materials
  • 7. Metals and Related Minerals and Ores
  • 8. Ceramic Raw Materials
  • 9. Pigments and Colorants
  • 10. Abrasives, Salt, Shells, and Miscellaneous Geological Raw Materials
  • 11. Building, Monumental, and Statuary Materials
  • Rock and Mineral Names Index.
ISBN
  • 3540425799 ((acid free paper))
  • 9783540425793 ((acid free paper))
LCCN
2002030223
OCLC
50314958
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